MatchDay 15 – Saturday

Published by on December 1, 2017

MatchDay 15 - Saturday

Chelsea vs Newcastle

The Magpies may have come from two goals down against West Brom, but they still look psychologically fragile and will have to work hard to gear themselves up for what's unlikely to be anything other than a defeat. Newcastle are at a massive 12/1 to win, something they haven't done on the road in their last five attempts. 

Stoke vs Swansea

The discontent among Stoke fans is growing after a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in midweek. Things are looking equally bleak for Swansea, who are now joint bottom with just nine points. The Potters are slight favourites at 17/20, but they won't be tempting many people given the way they've been playing. Nevertheless, prior to their two recent defeats, they'd gone three games unbeaten. 

Watford vs Tottenham

Spurs must accept they are now in a top-four battle rather than a title challenge and they will not be looking forward to facing Watford. The Lilywhites have won just one of their last five Premier League games and looked horribly fatigued against Leicester. The Hornets, meanwhile, have scored two or more in their last four games. Even if Tottenham are usually better on the road, a few will be sticking their necks out and going with a score draw at 7/2. 

Brighton vs Liverpool 

The Amex stadium will be well up for this one - Brighton's only defeats in their last nine games have come against Arsenal and Manchester United. It remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp continues to rotate his star men as he's been doing this week, but Mohamed Salah is undoubtedly the one to watch with three goals in his last two games. The Egyptian is at 11/10 to score in 90 minutes

West Brom vs Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew will take charge of his first game as West Brom manager against an improved Crystal Palace. The question is whether Pardew will have had enough time to instil his ideas into his new group of players, but Roy Hodgson has undoubtedly had an impact with the Eagles, who have avoided defeat for their last three games - they're at 21/10 to win or draw at the Hawthorns. 

Everton vs Huddersfield 

The Toffees also welcome a new manager as Sam Allardyce begins his quest to keep them up. Huddersfield are 100/30 to inflict a first defeat on the new Everton boss, but their odds of 7/10 suddenly look much more appealing after their rout of West Ham. The Terriers were on the end of their own thrashing in midweek at the hands of Arsenal, so we're backing another home win at 4/6. 

Leicester vs Burnley

This is sure to be an intriguing battle between Claude Puel and Sean Dyche. The Frenchman got it spot on against Tottenham in midweek, while the Clarets are genuinely thinking about a top-six push. The best value is in Burnley to win at 18/5, as Leicester still lack consistency whereas Dyche's men have lost fewer games than both Arsenal and Spurs. 

Arsenal vs Manchester United

United have scored four goals in back-to-back Premier League games, with Ashley Young their surprise star against Watford. Romelu Lukaku's drought goes on, however, and Arsenal will be buoyed by the fact that the £75million man has scored just once in his last 10 games. Arsenal will be without their own top scorer Alexandre Lacazette who is out with a groin injury - they remain the slight favourites at 6/4.